Happy Anniversary to Lenny Kravitz's Dick Flopping Out of His Pants (NSFW)

It's been five years since Kravitz gifted a Swedish crowd—and the internet—with his penis bursting from his leather pants.
Alex Zaragoza
Brooklyn, US
August 4, 2020, 7:33pm
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It was a high of 72 degrees in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 3, 2015. The humidity was at 43 percent, and the dew point was at 46 degrees. These were no conditions to be wearing the tightest leather pants to ever pass the muscular thighs of 90s rock icon Lenny Kravitz, and his penis agreed. Today, we celebrate that fateful day five years ago, when Kravitz's schlong freed itself from its leather prison to grace concert goers and the internet at large with its pierced presence.

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The highly memorable incident took place during his concert at the outdoor venue Gröna Lund in Stockholm, during his performance of "American Woman." In full rock star mode, Kravitz hit a smokin' riff and deep squat with a snarl to really give the crowd that Leonardo de Kravitz sex bomb energy they had all come to love and expect. It was at that moment his pants ripped at the crotch seam and his penis burst out like a cartoon hot dog slipping out of a bun after too tight a squeeze. Kravitz rushed off stage once he became aware of the fact that his dick was completely exposed and swinging from his tattered cowhide trousers, only to return in a different pair of leather pants. (Apparently, Lenny Kravitz just travels around with multiple backup pairs of leather pants, and that we have to respect.) 

It's telling that "American Woman" was only the second song on his setlist. Who knows how long Kravitz was sauntering around the streets of Sweden's capital city in those skin-tight trousers—his penis smushed between the leather, his pelvic area, and balls, begging for air, like a lone commuter squished into a subway car at rush hour on the hottest day of summer. One song into Kravitz's set, his penis was probably panting for even a small whiff of fresh air. By song two, it was gasping for any oxygen, about to suffocate, and pushed itself through leather—one of the toughest clothing materials on earth!—just to breathe again. Kravitz's wardrobe malfunction isn't just a story about the perils of too-tight pants; it's a story of freedom and survival. 

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When Americans awoke on August 4, they were greeted by images and gifs of Kravitz's penis plopping out of his ripped pants like a jack-in-the-box wound to its breaking point. Kravitz responded to what he dubbed "#penisgate" by sharing a DM sent to him by none other than Steven Tyler, best known as the singer of Aerosmith, an American Idol judge, and a fellow scarf enthusiast. Like the rest of the world, Tyler was shocked and awed by Kravitz's dong raging against the sewing machine, writing "Dude…No underwear and pierced…Fuck me..You never showed me that shit." 

There are many comments to be made and questions to be asked based on this DM. The subtext of every ellipses in this message suggests raw horniness. Clearly, Steven Tyler wants to let lust rule. Of course, Tyler's reaction to Kravitz's lack of undies and presence of penile piercing is the "fuck me" we were all thinking. But when and where would Leonard Kravitz ever show Steven Tyler his pecker piercing? Had Steven Tyler shown Kravitz his own wang, then become upset that the whole of the internet and a crowd of Swedish Gen Xers saw his friend's dick before he could? We'll never know!

What we do know is this: Five years later, that iconic rip of those leather pants, and the ensuing flippity flop of Lenny Kravitz's prized hog, is the stuff that replays in our collective memories, bringing joy and laughter at moments we need it most. All anyone has to say is "Remember that time Lenny Kravitz's leather pants ripped on stage and his penis fell out?" and we're back in better, happier times.

Alex Zaragoza is a Senior Staff Writer at VICE.